For those who are interested, your humble Devil is now permanently in the Big Smoke and will thus (since he is not a native Scotsman) shortly be removing all of his Scottish banners, affiliations, etc. Thanks to all of those chaps who have supported me as an adoptive Scot for the last decade.
Your humble Devil will shortly be ensconced in a new and, believe it or not, rather lovely single-bedroom pad in Brixton (apparently rather hip these days and, importantly, less than ruinous financially, hem-hem) which is equipped with a rather bijou little balcony and a landlord who is relaxed about my concerted and continuing efforts at imitating a chimney.
Broadband is being sorted out, but it is possible that posting might be somewhat irregular for a few days following the move on Sunday.
Otherwise, things seem to be going reasonably well: I just need to find myself some gainful employment...